A technology called Brain4Cars acts like a high-tech backseat driver.
esearchers at Cornell and Stanford universities are steering this new technology to help improve driver safety. The system uses cameras inside the car to monitor the driver, coupled with data from sensors outside the car, to predict whether someone is about to make a wrong turn or a dangerous decision.
Face-detection and tracking software is used to identify certain head movements and gestures associated with lane changes and turns. Furthermore, the technology could potentially take over braking and steering if it anticipates a crash will occur…